RAID (redundant array of inexpensive disks) refers to a data storage scheme using multiple hard drives to share or replicate data among the drives. Depending on the configuration of the RAID (typically referred to as the RAID level), the benefit of RAID is one or more of increased data integrity, fault-tolerance, throughput or capacity compared to single drives.
It's a fact that nothing drives upsell and cross-sell opportunities more than storage sales. A new eZine from Everything Channel can show you exactly where the opportunities are today in the red-hot storage market and how to make the best of them. New data, fresh insight, and sales strategies you can take right out into the field all await you in this new online publication from Everything Channel.
As the economy emerges from the global financial crisis of 2009 and businesses start to take a cautiously optimistic view of the future, IDC is seeing certain changes take place within the
business environment, especially around attitudes to IT purchasing and specifically around the
challenges that have emerged regarding storage technologies.
Most critically is the emergence of storage as a business critical solution environment that proved to be immune to the recession, in that businesses were quick to discover that, in spite of the slowdown in revenues and income, data continued to grow and, in some cases, this growth in data was a direct result of the impact of the recession. Consequently, one of the unexpected outcomes of the financial crisis is that storage has emerged as a new area of concern for business owners as they began to understand that it was almost impossible to reduce data growth and, therefore, efficient methods of managing data will have a direct impact to the efficiency of the business.
System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. Even in completely redundant systems, controllers can fail, fans can stop operating, power supplies can burn out, and disk drives can degrade or fail.
Download this exclusive report to learn how NetApp direct-to-tape technology can reduce the number of media servers required to support a solution, which can reduce hardware, software, and management costs by utilizing the VTL to perform tape exports.
The IBM System x 3350 is a rack server designed for single-application hosting. This datasheet explains the details and benefits of the x3350, including its energy efficiency, high availability and outstanding performance, as well as the integrated systems management tools that help you manage complexity.
For workloads that traditionally require dual-processor systems, such as e-mail and collaboration, Web serving and Java-based applications, IBM offers the System x3350. It's also ideal for server deployments that require a dedicated server with high RAS features. For extensive details, download the product guide.
When the IBM System x3350 was compared directly with Dell's PowerEdge R300 under the new SPECpower ssj_ops/watt benchmark, the IBM server scored more than 15 percent better than the equivalent from Dell. See all the details in this special report.
Selecting the right server for your business-critical applications is an investment in the future of your business. This datasheet explores the IBM System x3650 server, and shows how it can save energy costs, help you manage growth and complexity, and protect valuable IT investments.
Discover the IBM System x3650, a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket SMP server, ideal for application serving in Web environments. This product guide gives an overview of the x3650, as well as key features and specifications of this flexible, reliable, and simple-to-manage server.
Energy use and environmental impact are hot topics right now. But it's not just the environment at stake, it's your IT budget. By "going green" with the energy efficient IBM System x servers featuring Intel Xeon processors, you can cut your energy costs by half and save floor space to make room for future growth.
Get the details on these benefits and many others in this Solution Brief from IBM.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
The Oakley Union Elementary School District in California has a long track record of providing
quality education to children living in Oakley. Operating seven schools at different locations
around the city, the school district handles large amounts of data. As an educational institute,
data needs to be properly protected in order to preserve student records and other vital
The data backup configuration that was being used by the school district was inefficient and
costly, and was no longer able to meet data backup demands. The school district commenced
a search for a new solution, and after a careful selection process it decided to adopt Infortrend's iSCSI-host ESVA solution.